St. Mary Catholic High School


The internet is a tremendous source of information as a student plans for his or her future. SMCHS’s guidance department encourages students and their parents to use the following resources in conjunction with regular consultation with the guidance counselor.


  • AP – The College Board’s Advanced Placement
  • CAPP – The Cooperative Academic Partnership Program
  • KSCADE – The K-12 Schools/College Alliance for Distance Education

Career Planning

  • PSAT – Preliminary SAT (used to determined National Merit qualification)
  • edu – Career Exploration Resources; also called Career Locker

Colleges & Universities

College Entrance Exams

  • ACT – Student Site for ACT test information and sign-up
  • SAT – College Board’s SAT website
  • was created with a federal grant. Students can study for their ACT and SAT exams for free with tutorials and interactive practice sessions for the two college entrance exams.

Financial Aid

  • FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (the official forms)
  • – free assistance with FAFSA form
  • – U.S. Department of Education’s financial aid information.

Post-Secondary Education Planning